Digital Drawing
Starts on Jan 29th

Bring Your Original Characters and Worlds to Life in Digital Painting!


$144.00 $159.00
46 lessons
Running time
By Creator
List: $159
(9% Off)

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1. Go at your own pace in this 32-week online course
2. Artistic g
uidance & pointers from the instructor
3. Supportive peer community exchanging feedback
4. Class is in production. Start learning after Jan 29th, 2021

Bring Your Characters and Worlds to Life!

Digital Illustration for Character and Settings with
Artist, Pinlin


Have you thought of amazing ideas but don't know how to start? Or they didn't end up as you expected? This course will teach you the basics of digital art in Clip Studio Paint. It will help you to think from a digital perspective with special tools for a smooth workflow. We'll cover the fundamentals of composition, character design, background design as well as advanced tips to create aesthetic paintings from your imagination.


This course is for anyone who likes to create original characters and stories. If you are interested in digital art and want to expand your skills, this course will help you step by step.


By the end of this course, you will have a greater understanding and technique to bring your imagination to life from scratch. Once things feel natural, your art process will speed up. Your visual library expands with room to continually grow as an artist.

Step 1: Set up a Character Sketch

Step 2: Choose and Experiment with Colors

Step 3: Use of Shadows and Lights

Step 4: Design a Fitting Environment

Step 5: Compose an Illustration


  1. Meet Your Instructor: Pinlin!
  2. Introduction to the class

Chapter 1: How to Use Clip Studio Paint for Illustration

  1. Set up the UI and shortcuts to your preference
  2. Look for brushes and test them out
  3. Layers, effects and use of filters

  4. Class Mission: Explore for yourself and see how settings work!

Chapter 2: Find Inspiration For a Sketch

  1. Use of materials in Clip Studio and 3D dolls

  2. Take inspiration from daily life, music videos, movies, other artists

  3. Setup a sketch and line art

Chapter 3: Anatomy Study and Practice

  1. Body proportions & body construction
  2. Class Mission: Draw two characters of different age

  3. Drawing body parts

  4. Class Mission: Draw two of your fingers/thumbs
  5. Drawing the head, hair and face

  6. Class Mission: Use a sphere and cube to practice hair shape and gravity
  7. Angles and foreshortening
  8. Pose practice + composition
  9. Clothing and details

Chapter 4: Composition and Perspective Ideas

  1. Explore compositions - Part 1

  2. Explore compositions - Part 2
  3. Class Mission: Place the objects in an interesting composition

  4. How to set up perspective

  5. Characters in composition
  6. Class Mission: Design a 1, 2 and 3 point perspective

Chapter 5: Find the Mood and Choose a Color Palette

  1. Choose colors for a character

  2. Class Mission: Choose photos and make a color palette

  3. How to set up a mood
  4. Class Mission: Take an object close to you and study what colors it has. Don’t take a picture

Chapter 6: Shading and Lighting

  1. Choose colors for shadows and lights

  2. Class Mission: Try to shade different objects
  3. Use of gradients

  4. Light reflections
  5. Shading styles
  6. Shading on different body parts and clothes
  7. Use the works in chapter 3 and apply what you learned in chapter 6
  8. Lighting in an environment

Chapter 7: Environment Design

  1. Background concepts

  2. Staging character in background
  3. Class Mission: Draw a character in the 1, 2 and 3 point perspective from Chapter 4

  4. Shading and lighting

Chapter 8: Tips About Improvement

  1. My thoughts about growing as an artist

  2. Learning curve

Bonus Chapter: How I Find My Own Art Style

  1. Rendering and detailing your work
  2. Experimenting
  3. Character design – Combine all your skills


Congrats on completing the class!

Meet Your Creator

I'm a freelance artist known as Pinlin online. I grew up with a passion for drawing original characters and worlds. Anime has been one of my biggest influences as well as fellow artists. My mind is always bursting with ideas and it only calms when I put them on canvas. I enjoy taking elements from real life and turn them into dream-like worlds and characters.
7 years ago, I discovered digital art and it opened a whole new world for me. In my free time, I do sports, visit museums and travel. All to keep me energized and expand my knowledge. Sometimes, I'm not very good with words so people can look into my mind through art. I can share stories, things that I like, places I visited or even emotions I felt. Some ideas were very difficult to draw, so I had to study a lot of things and learn new skills.
It took a long time before I reached a level of satisfaction, but my artistic journey continues as long as I hold my pen. Often, I've been asked for advice and techniques on art. I'm happy to have this opportunity to share my knowledge I built over the years.
  • Who want to expand their skills on Clip Studio Paint
  • Who want to develop their own style of digital drawing
  • Who want to be able to draw original characters and settings
  • Who want to add another skills to their digital drawing
  • Who want to develop a creative hobby!

Duration of the course

You can access the class videos for 32 weeks. Within that period, you can replay the videos in as many devices as you want.

Super Early Bird Offer

Once we pass the release date, we will no longer offered the class at "Super Early Bird". The rate will be raised after the date, right now is the cheapest deal you can get.

Installment Payment

Quadpay is available for the payment! Your order will be split into 4 installments paid over 6 weeks! To find out more, please visit Quadpay.

Class Preparation

We will send you the package before the release date(January 29th), if you have purchased the All-in-one package.

Class access

Class videos will be available by January 29th. We will notify you via email regarding how to access to the class videos on the release date.

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